BROOMFIELD, Colo. (CBS4) – A SWAT situation in Broomfield on Tuesday ended at midnight after more than eight hours of standoff.

Broomfield Police first received reports at noon on Tuesday of wanted suspect in an apartment on Arista Place, near the 1stBank Center. By 3 p.m., they warned the public to stay out of the area as there were reports of a gun.

Officers attempted to make contact with the suspect, but he refused to come out. People inside the building were told to shelter in place and lock doors. Those leaving nearby businesses were escorted by officers.

Broomfield Police said the suspect is connected to a theft case out of Westminster, including some sort of fraud and forgery. An investigation led to the apartment on Arista Place.

The SWAT and Negotiations Teams arrived on scene at 5 p.m., at which time officers evacuated residents of the apartment building to the Aloft Hotel as a safe place.

Shane Potts (credit: Broomfield Police Department)

Shane Potts (credit: Broomfield Police Department)

At approximately midnight, after more than eight hours of negotiations, 43-year-old Shane Potts of Broomfield was taken into custody without incident. He was wanted on multiple warrants in several counties, including domestic violence.

Residents were advised at 12:15 a.m. Wednesday that the situation had been resolved.


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